Tunis (UNA-OIC) – Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Stephanie Williams said that the participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum had agreed on setting 24 December 2021 as the date for parliamentary and presidential elections.
“I am pleased to announce that today participants to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum agreed that the date of the national elections in Libya should be on 24 December 2021,” Ms. Williams said in a virtual press conference on Friday.
“December 24 is Libyan Independence Day. This is a symbolic day, a very important day for Libyans but it will also be a critical day in the history of Libya because it will be a time, an occasion, on which they can democratically elect their leaders and renew the legitimacy of their institutions,” the UN acting envoy noted.
“Of course we will work with them to seek full enfranchisement, including the ability of those who have been displaced from their homes, for them to be able to vote and to ensure the necessary security conditions; and also the full enabling of the High National Elections Commission, which is the national body that is charged with conducting elections,’ she added.